Atom Software Archive

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:56 am

contain no more :)
after battering it off tables, my temp dog eating it / throwing around garden, taking 3 screws out, leaving 2 slack, it does not squeak! \:D/
then, it still stops about 1/3 through as auto-stop kicks in as it thinks its too tight... again :roll: (so gave up last night, & got pist)
so, had to record it onto a decent tape again, & it kept it's constant speed for once :D
here is the left channel as a .WAV 12mb : https://www.mediafire.com/?vkrdyuakabzh2da
Have fun..... :^o
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:13 am

I always wondered how you recorded your tapes ....... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:32 am

Ok, Dave, here is the boosted part2 of Squirrel's Tree.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7dXeO ... sp=sharing

Can you try to repair it?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:37 am

oss003 wrote:Ok, Dave, here is the boosted part2 of Squirrel's Tree.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7dXeO ... sp=sharing

Can you try to repair it?

Actually, Colin's wav file is working pretty well.

Give me a few minutes.... The chaining from one file to the next needs a bit of attention.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:43 am

hoglet wrote:
oss003 wrote:Ok, Dave, here is the boosted part2 of Squirrel's Tree.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7dXeO ... sp=sharing

Can you try to repair it?

Actually, Colin's wav file is working pretty well.

Give me a few minutes.... The chaining from one file to the next needs a bit of attention.

Actually, there were a few errors, so I tried your version as well.

It seems to be truncated. Can you boost the whole of the second file?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:14 am


That's still too short.

It should be about 4 minutes long.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:26 am

Hmmm .... indeed, strange .... I only boosted the soundlevel and didn't do anything about the length of the file.
Here is the complete file of 4:36 min.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7dXeO ... sp=sharing

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:37 pm

hoglet wrote:Rather than just include everything here, I'd quite like some suggestions from people as to which are worth bothering with!
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Some titles are intended for the Atom-in-PC board and those will not run on another Atom. I'll have a look if it's raining again in the next couple of days.
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:29 pm

Hi Guys,

Here's the original extracted files from Colin's .wav file:
SquirrelTreeV0.zip
(2.6 KiB) Downloaded 20 times

As you can see, there was one bad block in the second file (bytes 0x800-0x8FF) which affected lines 2030-2050 and 3000-3070.

I've done my best to manually fix these (with a hex editor):
SquirrelTreeV1.zip
(2.58 KiB) Downloaded 31 times

I'm going to have a go at playing this now, and see if it's possible to finish it.

It looks a really good little adventure.

To play:

Code: Select all

LOAD "SQUIRL1"
RUN


I wonder if it came from a magazine article we are not aware of?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:46 pm

hoglet wrote:I'm going to have a go at playing this now, and see if it's possible to finish it.

Wow, that seems to be 100% working.

It's actually quite hard to finish - especially if you don't cheat.

I'll add it to the archive....

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:50 pm

Well done ..... =D> =D> =D>

Another game (I never heard of) added to the archive .... :lol:

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:55 pm

well done Dave, great job creating something from 'nothing' =D> =D> 8)
John may shed some light on it, but he's not replied to my email from 4 days ago...
He did say he had another 20 tapes, so hope the rest don't turn out like this one side, and just need Atom loaded & saved out like the other 7 sides [-o<
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:17 pm

Hi Colin,

Well, the battering, eating, throwing, opening, rewinding and being persistant did work ........... \:D/
Keep up the good work.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:19 pm

here is the rest from John's 4 tapes, did not want to steal his thunder, but hopefully he does not mind :? , so:
EDIT : JohnS.zip <folder for AtoMMC
just read his email again, its 25 tapes still to come.... #-o

Hangman -looks different from archived (Magazine?)
Skiing -not in archive (Mag?)
Advent -Save the princess -by JohnS
Crash -not in archive? (Mag?)
Entomb -by JohnS
& some other bits & bobs /repeats
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:45 pm

I've figured out the origins of Squirrel Tree :D

It's actually C&VG Haunted House, with the rooms (and some objects) renamed:
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... use#p64655

Even the topology of the map is the same!

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:50 pm

Nice catch Sherlock Dave ..... :lol:

Did you check the corrupt lines?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:56 pm

^ If only Dave had waited 3 years (no patience... [-( ), he would not have to type it all in from that scan! :lol: :shock:
I take it yourselfs Dave & Kees have that d/l above, so have taken it down for the mo, just in case JohnS does not want it 'out' 8)
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:22 pm

CMcDougall wrote:here is the rest from John's 4 tapes, did not want to steal his thunder, but hopefully he does not mind :? , so:
EDIT : JohnS.zip <folder for AtoMMC
just read his email again, its 25 tapes still to come.... #-o

Is John a member of the forum? Is it jonno?

Please pass on thanks for helping look for missing items. Very much appreciated.

Unfortunately, most things on these four tapes are already in the archive.

Here's a quick summary...
CMcDougall wrote:Hangman -looks different from archived (Magazine?)

It's the Atom Magic Book version, with different words.
CMcDougall wrote:Skiing -not in archive (Mag?)

C&VG SKI-ING, already in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:Advent -Save the princess -by JohnS

C&VG Save the Princess, by G.E.Taylor, already in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:Crash -not in archive? (Mag?)

Crash/Drive, by Timedata, already in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:Entomb -by JohnS

C&VG Entomb, already in the archive.

Please keep on going though, new stuff is getting increasingly rare now, but on 25 tapes the chances are there will be some!

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:21 pm

hoglet wrote:
CMcDougall wrote:here is the rest from John's 4 tapes, did not want to steal his thunder, but hopefully he does not mind :? , so:
EDIT : JohnS.zip <folder for AtoMMC
just read his email again, its 25 tapes still to come.... #-o

Is John a member of the forum? Is it jonno?

Please pass on thanks for helping look for missing items. Very much appreciated.

Unfortunately, most things on these four tapes are already in the archive.

C&VG Entomb, already in the archive.

Please keep on going though, new stuff is getting increasingly rare now, but on 25 tapes the chances are there will be some!

Dave



Hi guys, yes I am he with the tapes, the first of which Colin has kindly recovered.

Soz, I've been a bit quiet lately... preoccupied with completing a uni post grad course and applying for jobs.

Crash/Drive was one of my favourites... I used to play that a lot.

In answer to Colin's question earlier - who is Mr Shave? He (Phil IIRC) was the man behind Hopesoft. Atom Man was my first commercial game purchase for the Atom... played that rather a lot too :lol: as well as the amazing Aardvark Galaxians.

Colin, if you're ready, I can send the rest your way :D
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby Arcadian » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:45 pm

jonno wrote:He (Phil IIRC) was the man behind Hopesoft.

It was Paul Shave, actually.

He got in touch with me way back in 2000 and provided some details about his career in the industry, which you can read here.
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:46 pm

Arcadian wrote:
jonno wrote:He (Phil IIRC) was the man behind Hopesoft.

It was Paul Shave, actually.

He got in touch with me way back in 2000 and provided some details about his career in the industry, which you can read here.



I'm impressed that I managed to get 50% of his name right after all those years #-o

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi Guys,

Here's a first Beta release of V10 of the archive:
AtomSoftwareArchive_20160605_V10Beta1.zip
(4.17 MiB) Downloaded 78 times

The menu now has collections for the new stuff in each release.

Press 8 then L to get to the #V10 collection:
V10Beta1-1.png

V10Beta1-2.png

Updates include:
- Atomic Jet Set Willy (Kees)
- Atomic Jet Set Willy II (Kees)
- Atomic Egghead in Space (Kees's latest masterpiece)
- Tangled (A&F software)
- Galaxians (Aardvark)
- Atom MAN Pages
- BeebSID 16 (ABBA)
- Maurice (a game demo)
- Scramble (Brains)
- AtoMMC RAF Test program
- Atom Tube Host

I've also updated the "SYS" folder with the latest images:
- of FPGA Utilities (with the MAN command and updated VGA80)
- of AtoMMC3

Anything else that I have missed, or that people want including?

I'll try to do a final release over the weekend from Halifax.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby Fwapp » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Forgive me if this the wrong place to ask, but is there any atom diagnostic software in the archive? Ram or bus tests, colour testcards in different modes, that kind of thing?
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:00 am

Dave,

looks like the file CDEF-DOS.ROM is disappeared from the SYS directory in the archive???
It was there in v9beta1 but missing in v9.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:09 am

It looks like for some reason this never got checked into git.

A couple of questions:
1.What exactly is it?
2. Does the startup script (INIT) need to be updated to load it?
3. It the version included in V9beta1 still the current version?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:12 am

To use the Original Atom Diskpack with Rolands Atom2014, you need to start *ATOMDOS.
ATOMDOS loads and patches the kernal in RAM (CDEF-DOS.ROM) to work with the Atom2014.
The original Atom DOS ROM is at #Exxx.

In fact *ATOMDOS is the same as *INIT but then for working with the Diskpack.
It hasn't been changed from V9b1.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:30 am

Thanks, I understand now.

I'll fix this in the next V10 build.

On that subject, is there anything else to include in V10?

Were you able to try V10Beta1 that I uploaded a couple of weeks ago? Any issues?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:31 am

The programs I tested did work so no problems yet ..

This weekend I did have a problem with the TUBE program, as soon as I connected a diskpack to my Atom, the Tube didn't work any more.
It starts, displayed a * and then hangs. After removing the diskpack connector eveything works fine.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:35 am

I just noticed Roland uploaded a new SYSTEM distribution for the Atom 2015 a couple of months ago:
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=9341&hilit=atom+roms+system&start=30#p136384

I'll look carefully at the difference between this and what's currently in the AtomSoftwareArchive Git.
https://github.com/hoglet67/AtomSoftwar ... roland/SYS

Are there any further updates since then Roland?

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